Thursday, July 17, 2014

Persecuted . . . Book Review and Giveaway

The new movie, Persecuted, hasn't yet made it to my neck of the woods, but I've been reading the book in anticipation of its arrival to a big screen near me.  When I first heard about the book, I was excited.  A political thriller?  From a Christian perspective?  Definitely count me in.  I enjoy reading -- a lot.  I always have.  I especially enjoy reading books that align with my faith.  And books like this one that once I start I can't put down?  Those are few and far between.  

What I found most intriguing about the book is that YES, this CAN happen to me.  And to you.  Not only CAN it happen, but it DOES happen.  All over the world and right here in America, the very tenets of our faith are questioned and misrepresented.  Political tides have changed.  As Christians, we need to be cautiously aware and diligently prayerful as we share the love of JESUS -- and share we must.  There is no time for silence.  Persecuted is a great reminder of why I teach a biblical worldview to my children and why it is imperative that they hide GOD's Word in their hearts.  

About The Book:

The Question Is Not IF Attempts Will Be Made to Limit Religious Freedoms, But When

The most popular evangelist of his day, John Luther, simply wants to share the Gospel and enjoy a quiet life with his family. He never asked to be at the center of a political controversy, but an ill wind has been blowing through the halls of Congress, and supporters of a new religious-equality bill see Luther's endorsement as critical. But when Luther refuses to lend his support, he unknowingly sets in motion an explosive plan bent on destroying his reputation and undermining everything for which he stands. His once-normal life is turned upside down as he becomes a fugitive left with only one dangerous option--putting everything he holds most dear at risk while he fights to expose the truth. It is a mission that brings him face-to-face with the coming storm of persecution that could threaten the very fabric of our nation's freedoms.

About The Author:
RobinParrish is a journalist who's written about the intersection of faith and pop culture for more than a decade.  He's also the author of Offworld and The Dominion Trilogy.  Robin and his wife and children live in North Carolina. 

Buzz about the film:

 "Bringing the battle of FREE SPEECH to light." FoxNews
"House of Cards for the religious sect." - POLITICO

"A big thumbs-up." - American Family Association

Be sure to check out PERSECUTED the movie at a theatre near you.  It releases tomorrow and I'm excited for it to arrive here.  

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I can't wait for the movie to come close enough for me to see it.  Until then, here's your chance to win a copy of the book:

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"Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.  Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

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  1. Hopefully the movie will be playing in my area. I'll have to look into the book. Maybe it's something I can read to the older children. Thanks for the review!

  2. And the book I'm currently reading is Tortured for Christ from Voice of the Martyrs. Actually I will hopefully start reading it today. My daughter wants to read it so I'm just checking it out to make sure it's okay for her.

  3. Moms Night Out- already saw the movie, but wanted to read the book.

  4. Would love to win this! I'm working on a biography about John MacArthur right now.

  5. I'm enjoying reading a historical fiction novel by Sarah Sundin called In Perfect Time.

  6. I'm reading Hiking Through by Paul Stutzman. It's his journey along the Appalachian Trail, both physical and spiritual.

  7. I'm currently reading Tech Savvy Parenting and The Big What Now Book of Learning Styles (and a few other things).

  8. I am currently reading "Flourish" through for the 2nd time. I read it once for the review, but now I am slowly working my way through it trying to apply some of the principles.

  9. I am currently re-reading Flourish in the hopes of using all that wisdom. :)

  10. I'm currently reading Things We Wish We'd Known which is a compilation of homeschooling advice edited by Diana Waring

  11. I am currently reading Don Quixote, The Well-Educated Mind, and Monuments Men. I think I have a few million pages to work on. - Lori H


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